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Ajay Devgn’s had three back-to-back-hits
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; September 21, 2010)
He’s Bollywood’s proverbial dark horse, winning bets placed on him more often than most others. And though he had slipped off the radar last year with London Dreams, Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn has since then managed to regain a lot of his lost ground. In 2010, the actor has had a dream run with three backto-back hits — the slice of life comedy Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge, the political drama Raajneeti, and the 70s underworld saga Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai.
The trade estimates that his last three films, that cut across genres, had around Rs 130 crores riding on them and Ajay super-safely delivered. A trade analyst says, “2010 has seen two superstars return to form, one is Salman Khan, the other is Ajay Devgn. One had Dabangg and the other came back with a bang.”
The Aakrosh producer, Kumar Mangat Pathak, says, “Ajay is a very sound box office proposition. I’m particularly happy because in Aakrosh he returns to his original form as an action hero. Though the story deals with the topic of honour killings, Priyadarshan has formatted Aakrosh like a fast-paced thriller. When it comes to action, Ajay has always delivered.”
Ajay himself has virtually had no time to access his professional victories. Says he, “I have been shooting continuously for two years now. After Golmaal Returns (Diwali 2008) I got into my home production All The Best (Diwali 2009). And after that it has been a crazy ride with Atithi… that we wrapped in 50 days, OUATIM and Raajneeti. I’m glad that people have taken notice of my success because I have literally had no time even for a breather. I have five to six releases this year. And even as one film releases, I’m preoccupied with the next one. Of course, when the buzz around you is positive, one knows that the collections are impressive. The assurances that come from the trade and the goodwill of the audience is the only incentive an actor looks for. Also, with success there is a change in the momentum around a star. That having been said, one just continues to do better work each day. Cinema is an on-going process, success only makes the journey more enjoyable.”
On October 1, Ajay will be seen in his fourth release of the year, Big Screen Entertainer’s Aakrosh, an investigative thriller about honour killings in which he plays a CBI officer.
After his hat-trick in the first half of 2010, the actor knows that there is huge expectation from both Aakrosh (an actionpacked thriller) and his fifth release Golmaal 3 (a comedy franchise that is very popular). And even as his friends, family and wellwishers stop to celebrate, this action aficionado gets ready to bite the bullet again. For Ajay, the game has just begun.
The distributors of London Dreams are turning the release of Anjaana Anjaani and Action Replayy into a 7-cr nightmare for its producers
Ranbir-Priyanka starrer Anjaana Anjaani (slated for release on September 24) and Akshay-Aishwarya starrer Action Replayy (slated for release on November 5) have run into serious trouble. Distributors across many parts of the country have decided not to permit the release of these films until their losses from box-office dud London Dreams (released on October 30, last year) are not settled.
These distributors (from territories such as Rajasthan, Delhi, UP, Punjab and Nizam) have filed an official complaint in their respective associations against Raksha Entertainment, Headstart, Eros International, Vipul Shah (who directed London Dreams) and PVR. The total amount due to them they claim is Rs 6.5-7 crores.
Says Manmohan Kapur, distributor from Delhi-UP territory, “We bought London Dreams on an advance basis, thinking that it would be a hit. When it did not do well and we went into the red, we asked for the deficit dues. According to our agreement we should have been paid within the three months of the release of London Dreams, which implies that our money should have come in by January 2010.
|A still from the movie Anjaana Anjaani||A still from the movie Action Replayy|
When that did not happen, we had no choice but to file a complaint in our respective associations. Now these guys later signed some agreements among themselves which absolves Raksha Entertainment. The final agreement says that either P J Singh and/or Vipul Shah are supposed to pay us.
The total claim for Delhi, UP and Punjab territory is about Rs 4.5 crore.” So this explains how Action Replayy is in hot water. But why Anjaana Anjaani, you may ask. The answer to that is the fact that Eros also partly owned London Dreams.
Says Ravi Macchar of Nizam territory, “Eros is liable to pay us; we don’t want Anjaana Anjaani to be released either. We were told that Eros has a 51 per cent stake in Headstart. As for Action Replayy, we will definitely fight against its release since we don’t want any Vipul Shah film, be it as a producer or a director, in our territory until they sort out our payments. They have to pay me Rs 30 lakh.”
The President of Punjab Association of Distributors, Vinod Lamba, confirms the claims. Says Lamba, “Yes, we have distributors’ complaints in this regard. We will take up necessary action to ensure that they are paid. Sometimes Vipul says that Headstart has to pay, sometimes he says that Eros has to pay the distributors.
We will have to sit down and look into the details and then go further into this.”
When contacted, P J Singh, head honcho of Headstart, said, “Frankly, I am not in a position to say anything right now.”
When the satellite telecast of London Dreams was being finalized last week and the distributors objected to its broadcast, Vipul Shah wrote to the Motion Picture Association, which regulates satellite telecasts of films. In a letter dated August 31 (a copy of which is in possession with this paper), Vipul said, “I have been made a scapegoat in this matter by Eros International Media Limited, who are the sole owners and controllers of Headstart Films Pvt Ltd. Recover claims with respect to London Dreams from Eros and their films including Anjaana Anjaani.”
However, a source from Eros told Mumbai Mirror, “We deny any involvement. We have no shareholding in Headstart.”
When contacted, Vipul Shah simply said, “I have replied to the associations concerned. I don’t want to say anything more than this.”
Salman Khan has risked life and limb for brother Arbaaz’s film
Mark Manuel | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; August 23, 2010)
It is late night at Galaxy Apartments, Bandra west. Salman Khan and I are discussing cinema over a drink; at least, I am drinking, he is talking. This is the holy month of Ramadan, he doesn’t touch alcohol. But he is high on our conversation. And his words flow easily. First, on Sylvester Stallone’s film The Expendables, the new worldwide hit; then, his own forthcoming film Dabangg, an Eid release. Salman’s last big hit was Boney Kapoor’s Wanted, which released last Eid. It’s not that he’s superstitious, but well, London Dreams, Main Aurr Mrs Khanna and Veer after that all failed to rattle the box-office tills. Now he’s got a gut instinct that Dabangg will do well. The promos have excited people. “It’s entertaining,” he said carefully, “there’s more heroism in the action, and the action itself was strenuous, bahut mehnat ki hai.”
He’s in that countdown period to the release that actors dread. Firstly, there’s the uncertainty over how well the film will do. Will the critics junk it, the audiences appreciate it, the box-office rate it a success? But there’s no time to think, because he’s busy promoting the film. “I’ve not worked so hard on the film itself,” he grumbled. “But everybody’s doing it. This is now part of an actor’s job. It’s the hero who gets the jhaapad if his film nahi chali. First there used to be Doordarshan, Ameen Sayani on AIR, hoardings and posters. Now there’s a competitive media, 15-20 press interviews, there are so many channels. Who know who’s watching what and when! Everybody’s so busy. So the producer’s principle is — hammer them with everything. Jitna kar sakta hai, karo!”
This is a home production, brother Arbaaz Khan’s film, so Salman is involved in post-production work. Things like editing, for instance. “I believe it’s important to have a tight script,” he said, “why write 45 to 50 scenes when a film can only take 25-30? Then to cut out even one extra scene is a criminal waste. The producer feels, it’s a nice shot, so much money has been spent on it, it would be bad to sacrifice it. Yeah, but then the film goes onto three hours. And watching it takes the whole day. Home to theatre in terrible traffic, then back, plus the three hour film… that’s why two hours is good. Have more shows, there’s repeat value in that, but don’t keep the film heavy. Say what you want to in two hours. I believe a film should be only as long as it is interesting. From high point to high point.”
His experience in Bollywood has made Salman wary about putting his foot down. “I feel the director might mistake my knowledge of cinema, my connect with the fans, for my stardom and power,” he admitted. “I don’t want them to think Salman Khan is throwing his weight.” However, he managed this time. “Arbaaz and I had many arguments, but the sensibilities were the same. I don’t believe in doing post-mortems on my films. There’s no formula for success, I do my work to my fullest ability, then leave the post-mortem to fans. Nobody knows what’s going to happen on September 10. If the film is a hit, people will say, ‘We knew it would work.’ If it flops, they will say, ‘We don’t know what happened.’ But by and large, I’ve been lucky with Eid releases…”
Before Dabanng, he talked about The Expendables. He is a Stallone fan. He admires what the 64-year-old actor has done with his body, how he manages to write, produce, act and direct a film. If Bollywood had those kind of budgets, if the actors trained for the action, then rehearsed for a month, Salman was sure Bollywood could kill Hollywood. “Hamara kya hai, we go onto the set and ask, ‘Shot kya hai?’ We take it easy,” he admitted. But it was different on Arbaaz’s sets. Salman got involved with action director S Vijayan of Wanted fame. And he took chances that normally he wouldn’t. But then, Salman Khan’s on-screen and off-screen image is always the same for fans. “There was a possibility of getting hurt in every shot,” he said. “The stunt guys were trained, they made it seem easy, but I was not the expert. I had to go on sets with everybody watching… and make it look a lot better.”
South hottie loses another role, this time opposite Ranbir, because of her height!
Sharin Wader Butani | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; July 3, 2010)
Poor Asin, the South Indian actress who entered Bollywood with a bang opposite superstar Aamir Khan in Ghajini, is now struggling to keep herself afloat here. Her troubles began with London Dreams opposite Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn, which flopped at the BO. Recently Asin was dropped from Vipul Shah’s KhaKha KhaKha opposite John Abraham because her character was similar to the one she played in Ghajini… though insiders say she lost out because John didn’t want to romance her.
Now Asin has reportedly been dropped from Anurag Basu’s Silence starring Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, because she’s not tall enough!
The Silence role had initially gone to Katrina Kaif who turned it down because Priyanka’s presence was more powerful in the film. This led to Anurag hunting for a new face. He also held auditions when he couldn’t find this face. It was then that the producers asked him to take Asin. But the director refused because his requirement is a girl who is more than 5.8 feet tall. “He doesn’t think Asin will fit the role,” said a source. “Now egos are bruised. Anurag, who wants to have his way, has gone ahead and is busy directing shows for a Bangla channel because of which Silence has been kept on hold.”
Though everyone’s maintaining ‘silence’, it’s ultimately Asin who’s lost out on the opportunity of working with current heartthrob Ranbir. Fortunately for the actress, Salman, who had taken a liking to her during the making of London Dreams, is doing Anees Bazmee’s Ready with her.
An imposter pretending to be South superstar Kamal Haasan is trying to lure unsuspecting actors to star in sleazy films — gratis. The real Kamal Haasan is understandably furious
Brinda Parekh: “Hi, is that Kamal Haasan sir? Sir this is Brinda here. Brinda Parekh. A journalist gave me your number. He said you are in Mumbai and want to speak to me.”
kamal haasan: “Yes, yes Brinda. I’ve been hearing a lot about you. Very good you called. See, I want you to do a film for me.”
BP: “Of course sir. Any time sir. What film is this?”
kh: “A friend of mine is making the film. It’s a bold subject, very powerful. I think you are just right for it. I’ve been seeing some of your films. You were very good in Pokkiri, but they completely wasted you in London Dreams.”
|“Three years ago something similar had happened…I had lodged a police complaint. It may be the same person”||“The voice sounded
exactly like Kamal sir
BP: “Thanks sir. You saw the film?”
kh: “I think you have much more potential. You should do this film, which my friend is making. It’s a showreel for you Brinda – main lead.”
BP: “Sir, who is the director?”
kh: “He’s a personal friend. His name is Faisal Saif. He worked with me in MumbaiXpress. He’s trying to make this film on a tight budget. I want to help him, but he just refuses to take my help. I told Shruti to do a song for him but she had to pull out at the last minute. Brinda, you must do this film. For me. You understand?”
BP: “Yes Kamalji, I understand. It’s my honour that I am able to do something for you? Who can say no to you?”
kh: “Tell me, are you running after money or do you want to make a real name for yourself?”
BP: “Money is never a priority for me sir. I want to do good work.”
kh: “See, Faisal’s budget is really tight. Can you do this film without a fee? Please. You don’t worry about the film. I’ll personally take care of the publicity and PR. You convince Faisal to make the film in Tamil also. I’ll take care of the rest.”
BP: “Okay sir. As you say.”
|The poster of For Adults Only|
This telephonic conversation between model-actress Brinda Parekh and ‘Kamal Haasan’ took place on June 6. ‘Kamal’ (who called from the number 098332880) gave Brinda the number of a Faisal Saif. What transpired from thereon reveals a sensational Bollywood casting scam.
A similar call was made by this ‘Kamal’ to Kabir Bedi’s son Adam Bedi, asking him to do Faisal Saif’s film (which he claimed was already signed by Brinda Parekh). The bit about ‘adjust the fees’ was also brought up. Bedi grew suspicious when ‘Kamal’ told him that he was neither producing nor directing the film.
A call to the real Kamal Haasan’s daughter, Shruti Haasan, revealed that her father was actually in Paris, shooting for a film at the time and couldn’t have possibly made any such calls. The film in question is For Adults Only (don’t miss the poster) and narrates the journey of a high-class prostitute.
“It just didn’t add up,” Adam Bedi told Mumbai Mirror from the United States, where he is holidaying, “Why would Kamal Haasan be calling me for a film that he has nothing to do with? After I spoke to Shruti, I just let the matter drop.” Meanwhile, Faisal Saif sent a contract to Brinda, which specified that she was doing the film for zero remuneration; this got Brinda suspicious. Then Faisal told Brinda to see “Dr Kamal Hassan’s” Twitter account.
On checking this out, she spotted one tweet that read, “Brinda Parekh will be the next big thing — watch out!” Faisal Saif was one of the eight followers of this account. The moment Mumbai Mirror made enquiries about this Twitter account and the phone number, the Twitter account was deleted on June 25, and the phone number has been switched off continuously since.
It turns out that Faisal Saif is not alien to controversy. The man who, in his Twitter account claims, “I believe in S&M (sadomasochism). It takes sex to another level,” was in the news last year when actress Meera lodged a complaint against him in Pakistan for defamation, though Faisal called it “just a misunderstanding”.
Much later, Faisal was heard bragging in the industry about his close association with Kamal Haasan. Hrishita Bhatt, who acted in Faisal’s first film Jigyaasa, had said in interviews earlier that she knew him as “an ex-assistant of Kamal Haasan”.
When contacted, Faisal insisted that he had personally met Kamal but denied ever being his assistant. Faisal said, “I don’t know where this is coming from. Even I have been getting calls from someone saying he is Kamal Haasan and have been in touch with him for months now.”
To add to the murky tale, another number (09789010209) was traced, from which a person would call actors pretending to be a journalist from a reputed news channel or newspaper, urging them to get in touch with ‘Kamal Haasan’.
The real Kamal Haasan, who is at present shooting in Italy, told Mumbai Mirror, “Three years ago something similar had happened. Someone was trying to impersonate me. I had lodged a police complaint. It may be the same person doing it again. I want to tell my fans and everyone in the industry not to believe anyone making calls in my name. If I have to say something, I will say it in person.”
The mysterious number being used by the Kamal Haasan impersonator has now been traced to a person called Sulaiman Khan, who lives in Mahim.
“The voice sounded exactly like Kamal sir. I was completely fooled. I hope whoever is behind this gets arrested,” said Brinda.
MEENA IYER Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; June 8, 2010)
Asin Thottumkal recently had a fallout with one of her close aides. And was reportedly in tears because this person came out and told the world that John Abraham had snubbed the Ghajini actress by asking for a change of heroine in Vipul Shah’s KhaKha KhaKha. Here’s the story doing the rounds. Asin was to be the romantic lead in the Hindi remake of this South film opposite John. The film has shades of Ghajini… but is different. However, there is a sense of deja vu because both films have strong romantic angles despite being thrilling, fast-paced, action flicks.
Vipul, who is fond of Asin (she was the leading lady of his London Dreams), wanted her in KhaKha KhaKha opposite John. But there was a little re-thinking done.
John did not snub the talented Asin nor was it his decision to romance some other heroine in the film. And this would have remained an inside secret. However, a disgruntled person from Asin’s side reportedly let the cat out of the bag. Talk is that the rumours had Asin close to tears. Vipul maintains that she is out of his film because she’s busy doing Anees Bazmee’s Ready opposite Salman Khan. But Asin is hurt with the turn of events.
After refusing to be paired with Asin, John Abraham looks at better options
John Abraham is getting picky about his female co-stars. The hunk has refused to ‘make do’ with Asin who was reportedly offered his next Hindi film (remake of a Telegu film, Kaakha Kaakha by director Vipul Shah). John, who would be playing the lead role of an encounter specialist and would be seen in a cop avatar for the first time, wants to explore newer options in actresses he wants to work with.
A source reveals, “Vipul Shah was very keen to have Asin as the lead actress of the film. She and Venkatesh were the lead pair in the Telegu original. Vipul was also impressed by Asin’s performance in London Dreams and hence spoke to her about his forthcoming venture. But on suggesting the same to John, he was shocked as the actor refused to be paired opposite Asin.
John thinks that Asin doesn’t suit the role and prefers a sexier looking actress for the film.
Even after discussing the matter at length with Vipul, John doesn’t know which actress suits the role the best. John would ideally make a choice between Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor and Bipasha Basu.” Any guesses?
Director, Vipul Shah says, “We are still getting our script ready. There was a delay from our end due to which John wasted his time. We are committed to Asin, but due to a delay from the creative team there might be a date clash with Asin’s film Ready, which is being directed by Anees Bazmee.”
When asked if John has refused to be paired opposite Asin, Vipul Shah says, “This is absolute rubbish. Asin’s costumes are ready. John has no issue with Asin or vice versa. It is purely a date issue and we are hopeful it can be worked out. Asin’s movie goes on floor in mid-June and is a one month-long schedule. We cannot disturb that. July end John starts with Dostana 2. Our priority is John’s dates. We have to manage and work around that and if everything falls in place, Asin is the lead actress of my film.”
John remained unavailable for comment.
|Deepika Padukone||Sonam Kapoor||Asin|
…and that too with Asin
MEENA IYER Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; April 12, 2010)
John Abraham will ape Bollywood supremo Aamir Khan in Vipul Shah’s next film. The handsome hunk who already has a good physique, will beef up even more and get himself the Ghajini eight packs for his role in the remake of the Tamil film Khaka Khaka. John is said to be super excited about getting his eight pack and these days he can talk about little else other than what he’ll eat and how much he’ll exercise to get the best body in the business. There is more to this story. John will not only borrow Aamir’s body, he is also borrowing Aamir’s heroine Asin for this role. Yeah, Vipul who likes Asin and feels she didn’t get her due in his own London Dreams has now signed this talented South Indian beauty for this production. Bollywood is sometimes all heart. It is really sweet of Vipul to make it up to Asin in his own way. Moreover, John and Asin should make a striking looking couple.
By Subhash K. Jha, March 30, 2010 – 11:08 IST
It’s confirmed. Asin it is, as Salman Khan’s leading lady in Anees Bazmee’s remake of the Telugu hit Ready.
And it was never Deepika Padukone, as reported in a section of the press. “Asin plays the lead. I wonder where Deepika’s name came from!,” says director Bazmee currently preparing for a month-long shooting of his new film Thank You in Canada.
Anees also denies the story that Salman asked him to sign Asin. “The role requires a ‘chulbuli’, vivacious, talkative and agile girl. Asin was the natural choice.”
Asin had played a similar role in Ghajini. That’s the role that convinced Anees that Asin was the right choice for Ready.
In fact Genelia D’Souza, the first choice for all ‘chulbuli’ vivacious-girl parts, was working with Anees Bazmee in yet another remake Its My Life (original Telugu film Bommarillu). Genelia was Anees natural choice.
Having failed to play something different in London Dreams, Asin is back to doing the Ghajini act again viva la vivacious!
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, January 16, 2010 – 16:25 IST
Superstar Of Tomorrow – Male
Ranbir Kapoor – Wake Up Sid & Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
Imraan Khan – Luck
Farhan Akhtar – Luck By Chance
Neil Nitin Mukesh – New York
Harman Baweja – What’s Your Raashee?
Superstar Of Tomorrow – Female
Deepika Padukone – Love Aaj Kal
Sonam Kapoor – Delhi 6
Isha Sharvani – Luck By Chance
Mugdha Godse – Jail
Asin – London Dreams
Breakthrough Performance – Male
Abhimanyu Singh – Gulaal
Chandan Roy Sanyal – Kaminey
Parzan Dastur – Sikandar
Amol Gupte – Kaminey
Adhyayan Suman – Raaz -The Mystery Continues
Cyrus Broacha – 99
Breakthrough Performance – Female
Chitrashi Rawat – Luck
Urvashi Sharma – Baabarr
Shahana Goswami – Firaaq
Gauhar Khan – Rocket Singh – Salesman Of The Year
Mugdha Godse – All The Best
Kalki Koechlin – Dev D
Bhavna Pani – Fast Forward
Kulraj Randhawa – Chintuji
Hottest Film Of The Year
All The Best
Love Aaj Kal
Quick Gun Murugan
Hottest New Director
Renzil D’Silva – Kurbaan
Anthony D’Souza – Blue
Ayaan Mukherjee – Wake Up Sid
Prabhu Devaa – Wanted
Zoya Akhtar – Luck By Chance
Exciting New Face
Shazahn Padamsee – Rocket Singh – Salesman Of The Year
Giselle Monteiro – Love Aaj Kal
Jacqueline Fernandez – Aladin
Shruti Hassan – Luck
Standout Performance By A Music Director
Amit Trivedi – Dev D
RDB – Kambakkht Ishq
Piyush Mishra – Gulaal
Sharib -Toshi – Raaz -The Mystery Continues & Jashnn
Sohail Sen – What’s Your Raashee?
Bappa Lahiri – Jai Veeru
Standout Performance By A Lyricist
Amitabh Bhattacharya – Emosonal Attyachar – (Dev D)
Sandeep Shrivastava – Mere Sang Toh Chal Zaraa – (New York)
Shellee – Dhol Yaara Dhol – (Dev D)
Subrat Sinha – Piya Jaise Ladoo – (Radio)
New Musical Sensation – Male
Mohit Chauhan – Masakali – (Delhi 6)
Mohit Chauhan – Dooriyan – (Love Aaj Kal)
Amit Trivedi – Emosional Atyachar – (Dev D)
Tochi Raina – Pardesi – (Dev D)
Suraj Jagan – Give Me Some Sunshine – (3 Idiots)
Toshi – Maahi – (Raaz -The Mystery Continues)
New Musical Sensation – Female
Kavita Seth – Iktara – (Wake Up Sid)
Mouli Dave – Agre Ka Ghagra – (Jai Veeru)
Tarannum Malik – Salone Kya – (What’s Your Raashee?)
Shruti Hasaan – Aazma Luck Aazma – (Luck)
Bela Shinde – Su Chhe – (What’s Your Raashee?)
STARDUST SEARCHLIGHT AWARDS
Abhay Deol – Dev D
Naseeruddin Shah – Firaaq
Kay Kay Menon – Gulaal
Rishi Kapoor – Chintuji
Irrfan Khan – Billu
Akshay Kumar – 8×10 Tasveer
Soha Ali Khan – 99
Preity Zinta – Videsh
Mahie Gill – Dev D
Lara Dutta – Billu
Nandita Das – Firaaq
Priyadarshan – Billu
Ashu Trikha – Baabarr
Ranjit Kapoor – Chintuji
Pankaj Advani – Sankat City
Anurag Kashyap – Dev D
READERS CHOICE AWARDS
Rajkumar Hirani – 3 Idiots
Rajkumar Santoshi – Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
Rohit Shetty – All The Best
Vishal Bhardwaj – Kaminey
R. Balki – Paa
Imtiaz Ali – Love Aaj Kal
Best Film Of The Year -Comedy
De Dana Dan
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
All The Best
Do Knot Disturb
Dil Bole Hadippa
Best Film Of The Year – Action / Thriller
Best Film Of The Year – Drama
Love Aaj Kal
Wake Up Sid
Star Of The Year – Male
Aamir Khan – 3 Idiots
Amitabh Bachchan – Paa
Saif Ali Khan – Love Aaj Kal
Salman Khan – Wanted
Akshay Kumar – Blue
Shahid Kapoor – Kaminey
Ajay Devgn – All The Best
Star Of The Year -Female
Katrina Kaif – Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani & New York
Kareena Kapoor – Kurbaan & 3 Idiots
Vidya Balan – Paa
Rani Mukherjee – Dil Bole Hadippa
Priyanka Chopra – Kaminey
Best Actor In A Supporting Role
Abhishek Bachchan – Paa
Vivek Oberoi – Kurbaan
Rishi Kapoor – Luck By Chance
Hrithik Roshan – Luck By Chance
Sharman Joshi – 3 Idiots
Best Actress In A Supporting Role
Dimple Kapadia – Luck By Chance
Kirron Kher – Kurbaan
Divya Dutta – Delhi 6
Tisca Chopra – Firaaq
Supriya Pathak – Wake Up Sid
Best Actor In A Comedy Role
Sanjay Dutt – All The Best
Akshay Kumar – De Dana Dan
Ajay Devgn – All The Best
Riteish Deshmukh – Do Knot Disturb
Govinda – Life Partner